Temple Adath Israel

124 N. Ashland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502

P: 859.269.2979
F: 859.269.7347

For hours and additional information you may also contact Laura Creamer at laura@lextai.org.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter - rabbiw@lextai.org

Patricia Shraberg, President - patshra@aol.com


Temple Adath Israel (TAI) is a Reform Jewish congregation linked to a tradition of welcoming those searching for a community committed to honoring the dignity we all share as children of the one God by embracing these enduring Jewish values: AVODAH (Worship); TALMUD TORAH (Torah Study); TZEDEK (Social Justice); and KEHILAH (Community).


Regular Service Times: Erev Shabbat Services every Friday evening at 7 pm.

TAI Preschool

Website: http://www.lextai.org/preschool/

Contact: Katherine Henry

Phone: 859-269-1915

Temple Adath Israel (TAI) Preschool operates with the philosophy that young children should have a warm, safe, and stimulating learning environment outside the home where they can experience security, discovery, accomplishment and a positive sense of self. This atmosphere encourages social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and creative growth of the whole child. Our philosophy espouses the belief that every child should feel good about himself/herself at the end of each class day.  As an extension of Temple Adath Israel, TAI Preschool offers, in addition to a secular curriculum, a Jewish education that focuses upon the cycle of Jewish holidays and the weekly celebration of Shabbat.

TAI Religious School

Website: http://www.lextai.org/religious/

Contact: Susie McGill, Youth Education Director

Our Religious School is a warm, exciting, vibrant, and nurturing environment. Our goal is to create a community of learning and caring. It is our aim to enable students:

  • to develop a positive Jewish identity;
  • to apply Jewish ethical beliefs to daily life, and
  • to gain a fundamental knowledge and understanding of Jewish practice, history, and language.

School is in session for 28 Sundays through the year. We have 100 students attending programs for 2 year olds through high school students.

We are now utilizing the URJ’s CHAI Curriculum for 2nd through 7th grades. This Curriculum is based on the premise that study, worship, and deeds of loving-kindness provide the framework with which Jews build their relationship with God, one another and the world. Accordingly, the curriculum is divided into segments that deal with Torah-study, Avodah-prayer, and G’milut Chasadim-deeds of loving-kindness.